Fxguide caught up with Discreet’s Peter Moxom and John Worthington to discuss the new directions for Combustion.
John Worthington is at MacWorld this week launching version 2.1 of Combustion. This version is not only a new release, but is now being dramatically reduced in price.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the seven films being considered for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 75th Academy Awards®…Read the Article
Centropolis FX based in Los Angeles closed its doors on Tuesday, December 17th 2002, according to CGChannel.
Centropolis FX was working on the Matrix Reloaded (Scheduled for release May 15), it is understood that this work has moved to Sony ImageWorks.Read the Article
Ultimatte has always pulled one of the best blue/green screen keys, hands down. If there was a complaint it was never quality, it was likely the learning curve and number of controls that required tweaking. AdvantEdge answers that by offering a new user interface that helps produce the expected great results with less struggle, while maintaining the full controls for fine adjustments. We took a look under the hood at this great new advance in plug-in keyerRead the Article
Updated with information about support for inferno 5/8 and Digital Fusion 4 and as well as other info.
Speedsix Software has announced their purchase of the the sparks and plugins assets from the 5D liquidation. Hopefully we’ll have more information shortly, but in the meantime you can check out their press release….Read the Article
Rumors have been flying around the industry regarding the future of 5D technology and assets. What’s happening to the sparks? What about Cyborg? As we first speculated back in October, Discreet certainly did end up having an interest in some of the former company’s assets. Fxguide had the great opportunity to chat with Maurice Patel, Discreet Systems Product Marketing Manager, regarding Discreet’s purchase of several 5D assets and how those assets fit intoRead the Article
You can read the background here first about the disappointing demise of 5D Solutions, Ltd.
We’ll be posting an exclusive report early on Wednesday morning regarding this story as soon as we’re able to publish. The rumor mill has been swirling since the weekend regarding the purchase of 5D’s assets…..Read the Article
He designed the Battle Droid, Destroyer Droid, Naboo starfigher, Watto, and the Jedi gunships. So what was so cool, so great, that it dragged designer Doug Chiang away?
FXGuide caught up with Doug Chiang and the team at SPARX* who are bringing his vision to the screen. We discussed design, compositing and on the way we got some amazing behind the scenes quicktimes, showing how this amazing film is being made.Read the Article
After just finishing the second installment of Lord of the Rings and on the eve of that film LOTR:The Two Towers being released December 18, Fxguide caught up with Jim Rygiel, Visual effects supervisor and Randy Cook, to discuss Weta, the LOTR trilogy, the 5 disc DVD and some of the technology behind this amazing achievementRead the Article
Many people know him as one of the creators of SHAKE, and author of The Art and Science of Digital Compositing, but Ron Brinkman is also a writer and director of a new short film “Hope”.
FXGuide caught up with Ron via Damian Allen, himself an experienced Shake compositor, Damian asked him about Hope, Shake and what he’s researching into next.Read the Article
Did you ever wonder how FXguide got started, – or which are the best tips on the site? Ever wonder who you are, when you visit, or where you live ?
Starting in December we have a huge range of new things coming and we are keen to connect with you about what’s coming and where we are right now.Read the Article
Traktor directed this title track for the much awaited Bond film – Die Another Day – by arguably the biggest artist in the world, Madonna. The promo was posted at MPC, who also created visual effects for key sequences in the Bond film.Read the Article
During the month of November, GenArts is offering a special 20% discount
on Sapphire Plug-ins for any Discreet or Avid|DS machine currently
licensed for 5D Monsters plug-ins…